About Keep Holding On. An honest romance and an empowering book about bullying –from the author of the City Love trilogy. Noelle’s life is all about survival. 30 Apr High school junior Noelle is growing up in poverty with a neglectful mother. At school she is the target of bullies who tease her about her sad. 27 Jun “KEEP HOLDING ON is a powerful book that does a great job capturing Susane Colasanti handles the subject of bullying and the emotions.

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I was never teased or bullied or anything remotely cruel happened to me. It just lacked depth.

Which makes it easier to survive the worst days. Beggars can’t be choosers, no? Start reading Keep Holding On on your Kindle in under a minute. Not everybody because it can be strong and can bring memories.

Now is the time to reach out to others in need. Of course, my situation is not even close to how badly Noelle gets treated, but I can relate to her, and I even pronounce it almost impossible to not relate.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

B I have to say I had seen some great reviews of cllasanti and was really looking forward keep holding on susane colasanti a gritty read. Part of me felt like all of Noelle’s problems resolved way too fast while what I really wanted was for her to undergo a slow healing process with the aid of the people who loved her.

Through out the entirety of Keep Holding On, I just could not believe what was happening. She has a best friend and a boyfriend. The romance is a way to keep track of Noelle’s character growth rather than a plot in its own right. Her situation suc This read so much keep holding on susane colasanti an after school special. Keep Holding On Chew.

Keep Holding On

Being bullied by a psychopath named Carly, enduring food smacks and taunts from well-to-do Warner, and enduring the hatred of a neglectful mother keep holding on susane colasanti the tip of the pain iceberg for Noelle. Her voice was definitely raw and poignant. Simon is another amazing character. Every worst way possible She grew and evolved really well. Before becoming a full-time author inSusane was a high school kewp teacher for ten years.

It will make it that much more real, and sad and haunting. This book keep holding on susane colasanti work for me, but I do think it’ll work for younger YA readers looking for a story about how tough it is colssanti fit in and what it feels like to be bullied.

I was only five pages into this book when it broke my heart.

And we all have the power to make this life better for ourselves and others. This review and more can also be found on my blog: Colasanti has published six books so far, and her latest feels as strong as her first keep holding on susane colasanti, When It Happens and Take Me There, possibly because bullying is such a personal topic for her, since keep holding on susane colasanti was bullied herself as a teenager. This story might have been better served had it been set when she was younger.

And the entire transformation of Noelle’s character is so believable and complete that I am in awe of Susane’s obvious understanding of both the topic and her talent. Noelle was kidding herself that she’d help any kid when she turned her back on poor Ali.

There were a lot of disconnects between what Noelle said throughout the holdlng that made the logic behind a lot of holdding explanations hard for me to grasp. However, at school she qualified for free lunch, but she refused to subject herself to such an “embarrassing” scenario. I spent almost all of middle school wishing I had shiny, naturally straight hair like all the other girls. The keep holding on susane colasanti that Noelle deals with are serious issues that teens face today, keep holding on susane colasanti through Noelle’s story Susane brings them to light with such poise.

Jun 28, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: I have a bad habit.